Though much of who and what we are changes as we journey through life, our inherent worth remains constant. While the term self-worth is often used interchangeably with self-esteem, the two qualities are inherently different. Self-esteem is the measure of how you feel about yourself at a given moment in time. Your worth, however, is not a product of your intelligence, your talent, your looks, your good works, or how much you have accomplished. Rather it is immeasurable and unchanging manifestation of your eternal and infinite oneness with the universe. It represents the cornerstone of the dual foundations of optimism and self-belief. Your worth cannot be taken from you or damaged by life’s rigors, yet it can easily be forgotten or even actively ignored. By regularly acknowledging your self-worth, you can ensure that you never forget what an important, beloved, and special part of the universe you are.
You are born worthy-your worth is intertwined with your very being. Your concept of your own self-worth is thus reinforced by your actions. Each time you endeavor to appreciate yourself, treat yourself kindly, define your personal boundaries, be proactive in seeing that your needs are met, and broaden your horizons, you express your recognition of your innate value. During those periods when you have lost sight of your worth, you will likely feel mired in depression, insecurity, and a lack of confidence. You’ll pursue a counterfeit worth based on judgment rather than the beauty that resides within. When you feel worthy, however, you will accept yourself without hesitation. It is your worth as an individual who is simultaneously interconnected with all living beings that allows you to be happy, confident, and motivated.
Because your conception of your worth is not based on the fulfillment of expectations, you’ll see your mistakes and failures as just another part of life’s journey.
Human beings are very much like drops of water in an endless ocean. Our worth comes from our role as distinct individuals as well as our role as an integral part of something larger than ourselves. Simply awakening to this concept can help you rediscover the copious and awe-inspiring worth within each and every one of us.
“Elite’s 8 weeks of Kindness’
During the summer we usually slow down, people take time off, go on vacation etc. This summer I challenge the students to try something new.
I am challenging you to try and perform a random act of kindness to a stranger, neighbor, anybody but your family (we should be performing acts of kindness daily to them anyhow.) I am calling this “Elite’s 8 weeks of kindness”.
How does this work??? Each week we will give each student, who would like to participate, 5 kindness cards. Each time you perform an act of kindness you give the person a card, if the person calls us to thank us for your effort you will get a checkmark on our checklist. If you get three checkmarks on your name in one week then you qualify to go on an outing with one of our Instructors.
Each Friday for the summer we will be planning events to reward those children who receive the three checkmarks. If you maintain three checkmarks every week for the whole summer you win a Professional embroidered uniform. Easy as that.